Tips for Managing Kitchen Renovations on a Tight Budget

9 February 2018
Kitchen Renovations On A Budget By Ekitchens In Perth

Like many people, you may dream of updating your kitchen but are worried that the cost will get out of hand. Luckily, even if you don’t have a lot of money to put into your new kitchen, there are some simple strategies for beautiful renovations without the expense. If you’re looking to embark on kitchen renovations in Perth but have limited funds, we’re here to share how you can transform your kitchen while also sticking to your budget.

Set your budget ahead of time

It’s very easy to get carried away with your kitchen renovations and to go ahead with additional expenses even if you can’t really afford it. To avoid overspending, do the maths well ahead of time and set a strict budget which you need to stick to throughout the renovation process. Get some preliminary costings ahead of time so you can confirm that your budget it realistic for what you want to achieve. If not, you may need to pare things back or save for a little longer.

Think about your priorities

When allocating your budget, think about what your priorities are with your new kitchen so you’re not disappointed with the end result – after all, it’s worse for your budget if you want to update after a year or two. For example, if you entertain a lot or have a big family, it might make sense to spend a bit more money on newer, larger appliances. Or if you’re desperate for more storage, you could focus your spending on more cabinetry and a larger pantry. Once you know what the most important features of your new kitchen are, you can look at reducing costs on other less important areas.

Leave your plumbing and electrics

A major cost that can come with renovations is paying for tradies and at the very least you’ll need a plumber and electrician. To avoid paying large amount for your tradies to move your appliances around, try to keep your plumbing and electrics in the same location. If the current spots work with the new design, it’s probably not worth shifting them around.

Focus on the accessories

With some clever accessorising, you can add a sense of luxury and style to your budget friendly renovation. It’s the larger items such as cabinets, benchtops and splashbacks which are generally the main costs so if you keep these expenses down, you can spend a bit of money on colourful barstools, feature pendant lights, new hardware, striking accessories and other features which will tie everything together and complete the look.

Here at eKitchens we offer a range of customised kitchen cabinets and accessories to help transform your space. If you’re keen for a DIY project, our cabinets are easy to assemble from flat pack and use less fixings compared to our competitors. Our range is always expanding so if you can’t find the cabinets you want, give us call and let us know what you require.

For custom flat pack kitchens, contact eKitchens today on (08) 9456 3108 and make an appointment to visit our showroom to view our range.

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